A Plus Tard (4/1, from 8s earlier in the day) was fancied by plenty and duly turned over Chacun Pour Soi in the (8/15 fav) in the Paddy’s Rewards Club “Loyalty’s Dead, Live For Rewards” Chase.
A second Grade One winner of the Festival for Henry De Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore, last season’s Cheltenham Novice Handicap winner came on appreciably from his run behind Ballyoisin at Navan and kept on strongly from the last to finish three and a quarter lengths ahead of the market leader, who was having his first start of the winter.
Ordinary World (33/1) was another six and a half lengths back in third, with perennial visitor Simply Ned a distant fourth.
The winner tried three miles in the spring when third to Delta Work at Punchestown, but showed plenty of pace here over this stiff 2m1f.
"He had some great runs last year as a novice, said winning trainer Henry de Bromhead, and I was happy with his first run back this season.